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Surprise Mexican Folk Dance Performance

Surprise Mexican Folk Dance Performance

By Emily Chang, Executive Editor

September 19, 2014


Filed under Arts

In a flurry of bright colors and elaborate costumes, students from Stony Point High School and Round Rock High School performed folklórico, or Mexican folk dance, on the stage of the cafetorium during all three lunches on September 17. Read More »...

If I Stay: Better Book or Movie?

If I Stay: Better Book or Movie?

By Ishani Pandya, Heritage Editor in Chief

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts

As an avid movie watcher and an even more avid reader, I was thrilled to hear that they were making a movie adaptation of If I Stay by Gayle Forman and directed by R.J. Cutler, but apprehensive as to how they would transform such a rich book into a movie. While there were mixed reviews; It had a 37% rot...

Band Marches into Fall

Band Marches into Fall

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

August 26, 2014


Filed under Arts

Summer ended early for band students this year. On July 31, members of the marching band returned to school. For the following 3 weeks, they spent countless hours practicing their marching routine for the upcoming year. Read More »...

Divergent: A Better Book or Movie?

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

Wow. That might be the only way to describe the newly-released Divergent movie. While reviews of the movie have stayed on the lower side, most fans of the book series absolutely loved the movie, myself included. It had its ups and downs, but was a great movie nevertheless. One of the most notable differ...

A Wonderful Check-in at The Grand Budapest Hotel

A Wonderful Check-in at The Grand Budapest Hotel

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014


Filed under Arts

Wes Anderson has a repertoire of unique films, some of which demand an acquired taste. The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and Fantastic Mr. Fox are some of Anderson’s better known works. Anderson’s films are whimsical and quick, but not without a tinge of darkness. His newest film, titled The Grand ...

You’ve Been Challenged by Ellen: Twitter at the Oscars

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief

March 21, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Five years ago, the idea of a social media site where people could post their opinions in seconds was just a seed waiting to be watered. Today, Twitter exists, which has expanded to become one of the most highly-trafficked social networking sites ever. While Twitter is still a relatively new site, i...

Endless Love, Not Your Average Chick-Flick

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts

Endless Love, starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, is set to release on Friday, February 14. The movie is a remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. Although the remake features the same characters, the plot line and rating have drastically changed. A movie that was prev...

An Absolutely Awesome Read

By Lanie Catuogno

January 21, 2014


Filed under Arts

By Rohini Kumar, Journalism 1 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is young adult novel written by Sherman Alexie. It is the story of Junior, a teen who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation. On the ‘rez,’ he is surrounded by alcoholism, abuse and poverty. Junior wants a better educ...

A ‘Legendary’ New Dystopian Series

By Lanie Catuogno

January 17, 2014


Filed under Arts

By Emily Chang, Journalism 1 Legend by Marie Lu is the first installment of a new dystopian series. Amidst other big hits like,  The Hunger Games and Divergent, Legend is a breath of fresh air. Marie Lu crafts an unprecedented story and takes many risks to create a plot that stands out. In the futu...

Book Club Begins with ‘Thief’

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2013


Filed under Arts

Westwood’s newest club, Book Club, met for the first time on Wednesday, October 30. Together, the members of the club decided to begin by reading The Book Thief.  Sophomore Marwa Gujarathi, president of the club,  strongly encourages anyone with a passion for reading to join. She started the club ...

Characters, Issues Grow Up With Riordan’s Readers

By Lanie Catuogno

November 6, 2013


Filed under Arts

BY EMILY CHANG, JOURNALISM 1Books transport the reader into an entirely different world. Most books make a good name because of their authors; the authors find a way to manipulate words into images and sentences into movies. Several books have made the headlines, including books such as the Harry Potter series or The Hun...

Boycotting “Ender’s Game”

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2013


Filed under Arts

  November 1, the movie Ender’s Game opened in theaters across the nation. Fans of the book of the same name by author Orson Scott Card and have been eagerly awaiting it, although many are calling to boycott the film.   So, what’s all the controversy about?   Orson Scott Card has loudly opposed ...